[TUHS] 2.9bsd with networking on 18-bit possible?
clemc at ccc.com
Tue Dec 11 11:21:06 AEST 2018
It is going to be very difficult. If this is real HW you might try practicing configuration using simh. It will be faster and easy to play with until you have the config that meets your needs. That said for telnet and ftp you are going to need tcp.
Btw. I might suggest setting up and Arduino, an RPi or the like and connect via serial ports to the 11. That way you might not need networking.
Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
> On Dec 10, 2018, at 5:05 PM, Jacob Ritorto <jacob.ritorto at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an 11/45 I'm hoping will be running soon.
> I'd like to run 2.9BSD on it because it's the most highly functional system I know of that has "official hopes" to fit on such a restrictive machine.
> I've heard that it's really unlikely / tough to get a kernel built that'll run tcp (I care mostly about ftp and telnet) on such a small-memory-footprint machine. Is this true?
> Would anyone be willing to do a quick mentoring / working session with me to get me up to speed with the constraints I'm facing here and possibly give me a jump on making adjustments to build such a kernel if possible?
> P.S. There's kind of an implied challenge in the 2.11bsd setup docs, mentioning that "2.11BSD would probably only require a moderate amount of squeezing to fit on machines with less memory, but it would also be very unhappy about the prospect."
> I'm sure it's been attempted before, but would anyone be up to the challenge of trying to get that going with networking on an 18-bit-address-space pdp11?
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